2023 Elections: How Tinubu Picked His Running Mate, APC Chairman reveals


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Abdullahi Adam, revealed how the party chose the running mate of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, following the deadline issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Speaking with the State House correspondents after accompanying the Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Biodun Oyebanji, on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu said they chose the party vice-presidential candidate after “careful” legal consultations.

Recall that a chieftain of the party, Kabiru Faskari had said that the party’s presidential candidate has picked Kabir Masari as his running mate.

Although the ruling party has not officially confirmed if Masari is a placeholder or not, there have been speculations on the possibility that he may not want to step down if he is indeed standing in as Tinubu’s running mate.

Speaking on the development, Adamu clarified:

“We are not in the speculative world. We are governed by the laws of the land. There’s nothing our presidential candidate has done with regards to returning his forms that is not within the confines of the law of the land.

“Everything we’ve done so far, we have done very carefully with legal consultation and we are cocksure, we’re not going to have the kind of speculation that you are professing at this point in time.

“We’re very comfortable with what we have done. It is still pessimism. However, not in that school of thought yet. We don’t have to be there.”